TVW Daily Legislative Update

TVW Daily Legislative Update

From Olympia, TVW publishes a 90-second daily recap of a legislative event every weekday during the Washington state legislative session. For a full recap of the legislature's activities visit https://www.tvw.org/shows/legislative-review.... Show More

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March 4, 2021 1 min
On Thursday, March 4th, the Senate Environment, Energy and Technology committee held a public hearing on Senate Bill 5373.
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On Wednesday, March 3rd, State Representatives convened for a floor debate, and on the agenda was HB1186--an act, that if passed, will allow juvenile offenders who have served at least 60% of their term, to finish its remainder as members of the community--under the supervision of the department of children, youth and families.
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On February 27, the state House of Representatives debated HB1091, an act relating to the clean fuels program.
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The Washington state Senate votes on The Heal Act.
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On February 25th, the Senate convened for a floor debate on SB 5038--an act that if passed, prohibits the open carry of weapons at public demonstrations and state capitol grounds.
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On February 24th, state representatives convened for a floor debate involving a number of bills. among these, was HB 1078--an act that aims to restore voter rights for convicted felons.
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On February 23rd, the House of Representatives held a floor debate on various bills. among these was HB 1356--which aims to prohibit the improper use of Native American names, symbols or images in public schools.
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Among the items on the agenda in the House of Representatives was House Bill 1050, an act that aims to reduce greenhouse emissions caused by fluorinated gases.
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On Monday, February 22nd, the Senate Health and Long Term Care committee held a public hearing on SB5371--an act relating to taxing sweetened beverages in order to fund public health services and health equity initiatives.
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A bill heard in the Senate during a February 18 floor debate was Senate Bill 5284--concerning the elimination of subminimum wage certificates for persons with disabilities. Subminimum wage certificates are issued by the wage and hour division to employers who hire workers with disabilities that are paid below minimum wage.
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Our February 18 coverage starts with a Senate floor debate, where one of the bills discussed was Senate Bill 5273, an act that aims to protect fish life by requiring anyone replacing a residential marine bulkhead to use the least impactful material possible for bank protection.
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Later in the day on February 16, the Senate Ways and Means Committee convened for an executive session on Senate Bill 5096--concerning a capital gains tax.
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On February 16, the House Finance Committee held a public hearing on House Bill 1299, which aims to reduce retail and hospitality businesses’ Business and Occupation tax rates to 0.34 percent.
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The House Finance Committee heard a public hearing on HB 1496, concerning a capital gains tax.
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On February 15, the Senate Labor, Commerce, and Tribal Affairs committee discussed SB 5438, which aims to provide unemployment benefits to undocumented immigrant workers who lost their job due to Covid, but aren't eligible to receive benefits.
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On February 10, the House of Representatives convened for a floor session to discuss HB 1089 - An act pertaining to compliance audits of peace officers and law enforcement agencies.
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At a Tuesday afternoon hearing, the House Appropriations Committee held a vote on House Bill 1091, relating to the clean fuels program, which establishes a low-carbon fuel requirement in Washington State.
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On February 9, the House Public Safety Committee convened to discuss House Bill 1449, which aims to make coercive control a crime.
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On Monday, February 8, the Senate Law and Justice Committee held a public hearing on Senate Bill 5148, concerning the harassment of election officials.
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The House Rural Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee convened on February 5 for a public hearing on House Bill 1395. The bill directs the Department of Agriculture to ensure inclusion of underrepresented communities in farming and ranching.
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